Environmental Sustainability
Driving Lasting Customer Value and Promoting Sustainability

Building a Better World means committing to continuous improvement and investing in safer, greener products and processes that benefit our customers, end users and the environment.

As a global company, RPM is committed to creating lasting value for customers through innovative solutions, while thoughtfully adopting sustainable approaches in the utilization of human and natural resources. Our sustainability journey springs from our core values and comprises a more formal focus on our internal Footprint and an outward look on our Handprint - the impact of our products, services and processes on the environment.

We are particularly proud of the many RPM products, services and processes that drive sustainability by helping customers reduce their environmental impact. As we look to shape the future responsibly, we are integrating Blueprint concepts, rethinking business models, and collaborating with leading edge partners to continually improve our impact.

Baseline Data for Energy, Water, GHG and Waste

As part of our MAP to Growth program, we have made meaningful improvement in reducing our footprint in connection with the closure of 28 locations and moving operations to more efficient locations with improved cycle time, more efficient operations and higher productivity.  We will continue to lighten our footprint by incorporating our MS-186 continuous improvement initiatives throughout our operations with the goal of reducing relative water usage, energy usage and CO2 emissions and non-recycled waste.

We began to formally collect relevant environmental data on our internal utilization of resources and impact on climate. The Table shown includes Energy and Water usage as well as Emissions and Waste generation data. RPM’s information is provided in Intensity on a per ton of production and in Total because we believe considering both is critical to communicating transparently to stakeholders.

CY 2020
Approximate Total
Approximate Intensity (per Ton Produced)
Total Energy - Mj
1,727,100,000
1,276
Portable Water - gal
216,500,000
160
CO2 - tons
200,000
0.15
Waste
Hazardous - lbs
Non - Hazardous - lbs
Recycled - lbs
Landfill - cubic ft

25,500,000
41,000,000
24,000,000
4,000,000

18.80
30.29
17.61
3.23
08/15/2021

*Data above is comprised of actual and estimated data for our various locations and company vehicles. Estimates and assumptions used include internal data and external data from third-party providers and use factors believed to be reasonable under the circumstances.

Baseline Data for Energy, Water, GHG and Waste

As part of our MAP to Growth program, we have made meaningful improvement in reducing our footprint in connection with the closure of 28 locations and moving operations to more efficient locations with improved cycle time, more efficient operations and higher productivity.  We will continue to lighten our footprint by incorporating our MS-186 continuous improvement initiatives throughout our operations with the goal of reducing relative water usage, energy usage and CO2 emissions and non-recycled waste.

We began to formally collect relevant environmental data on our internal utilization of resources and impact on climate. The Table shown includes Energy and Water usage as well as Emissions and Waste generation data. RPM’s information is provided in Intensity on a per ton of production and in Total because we believe considering both is critical to communicating transparently to stakeholders.

CY 2020
Total Energy - Mj
Approximate Total:
1,727,100,000
Approximate Intensity (per Ton Produced):
1,276
Portable Water - gal
Approximate Total:
216,500,000
Approximate Intensity (per Ton Produced):
160
CO2 - tons
Approximate Total:
200,000
Approximate Intensity (per Ton Produced):
0.15
Waste
Hazardous - lbs
Approximate Total:
25,500,000
Approximate Intensity (per Ton Produced):
18.80
Non-Hazardous - lbs
Approximate Total:
41,000,000
Approximate Intensity (per Ton Produced):
30.29
Recycled - lbs
Approximate Total:
24,000,000
Approximate Intensity (per Ton Produced):
17.61
Landfill - cubic ft
Approximate Total:
4,000,000
Approximate Intensity (per Ton Produced):
3.23
08/15/2021

*Data above is comprised of actual and estimated data for our various locations and company vehicles. Estimates and assumptions used include internal data and external data from third-party providers and use factors believed to be reasonable under the circumstances.

EXAMPLES OF HOW

RPM IS BUILDING A BETTER WORLD

CLOSED-LOOP WATER SYSTEM

By installing a closed-loop water system with heat exchangers, Rust-Oleum’s Attleboro, Mass., facility reduced its water consumption by nearly 35 million gallons per year.

USDA BIO PREFERRED PROGRAM

Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance has been named by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) a BioPreferred Program Pioneer as one of the first 500 companies to participate in the BioPreferred Certification Program. BioPreferred Certification Program promotes the use of products derived from plants and other agricultural, marine, and forestry materials.

Verdecoat
NEW COATING MAKES FOOD PACKAGING ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

Packaging made from plastics, Styrofoam and other non-biodegradable materials is becoming a thing of the past thanks to the VerdeCoat line of green barrier coatings from Mantrose-Haeuser. VerdeCoat products are specially formulated to be biodegradable, compostable, recyclable and repulpable. In addition to being environmentally friendly, VerdeCoat products are approved for direct food contact.

Dayglo Water Savings Initiative
DAYGLO WATER SAVINGS INITIATIVE

Water usage in the DayGlo Cleveland campus was reduced 631 MCF in FY 2021, compared to FY 2020. DayGlo has realized a savings of 4.7 million gallons of water. This translates to 7.48 gallons of water per cubic foot.

SG300 Low Carbon Cert
REDUCTION OF CARBON FOOTPRINT

In 2021, Tremco obtained low carbon footprint certification in Korea for their SG300 sealant.

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